September 22, 1937 — December 14, 2016
Dallas Mangum, 79, passed away on Dec. 14, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Hurricane, Utah to Clarence and Wanda Duncan Mangum.
He was educated in the “school of life” and accomplished many great things. He was a self-made man and was loved by all who knew him.
Dallas met and married his sweetheart, Judy, in Ely, Nevada. They began a wonderful adventure together that would last 59 years and span across seven western states, finally making their permanent home in St. George where they raised their family. They were converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ together as a young couple and had their marriage solemnized In the St. George LDS Temple.
Dallas influenced the lives of many throughout his years of service as scoutmaster and youth advisor, an influence that continues today.
His talent and love of music touched the lives of many throughout his life and was a source of great pleasure to him and his family, Dallas often volunteered his time entertaining in the service of others. He picked up a guitar when he was a boy of 10 and never put it back down again, he taught himself to play and became one of the most accomplished lead guitarists in southern Utah. He was well known throughout the area for his unique style and musical talent.
Dallas felt his greatest accomplishment and happiness was the legacy of a strong and loving family. He is survived by his wife, Judy Ambrose Mangum; children: Teresa (Alec) Rimmasch, Cody (Wendy), Rick, Ken (Terese), David (Becki), Janet (Doug) Froelich, Mike (Jesica) and Debi (Wayne) Francis; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
- Visitations will be held Sunday, Dec. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd. and on Monday, prior to services, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Morningside LDS Stake Center.
- Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Morningside LDS Stake Center, 881 S. River Road, St. George, Utah.
- Interment will be in the Pine Valley Cemetery at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to www.guatemalachildrensproject.org.